10 Weird Facts About Republicans You Don’t Know!
Regardless of your political affiliation you have to admit the history of both political parties in the United States are filled with interesting facts. Today we’re going to look at 10 weird facts about Republicans you may not know.
Although, there are a couple facts Republicans may not like, I’ve gone out of my way to keep this from appearing as a hit piece. Honestly, stating weird facts, or facts of any kind, shouldn’t be seen as an attack. If you feel that it is, then that’s a reflection on you, not me!
Weird Facts About Republicans #1
Birth of A Party
The name of the Republican Party originated in 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson created the Democratic-Republican Party. Although the party evolved to become the Democratic Party, the original Democratic-Republican Party favored a decentralized government, something supported by modern-day Republicans
The Republican Party we have now was formed in the 1854, when members of various political groups held a convention dedicated to opposing the extension of slavery in the United States.
Weird Facts About Republicans #2
Blame it on tHe Republicans
Steamrolling the Competition
Prior to the 1860’s there was a wide array of political parties in the United States.
American politics became a two-party system in the 1860s as a direct result of the Republican Party dominating all other parties.
Weird Facts About Republicans #3
Bull moose party
Theodore Roosevelt began as a popular Republican president who chose not to run for a third term. However, he decided he didn’t like Republican Taft’s policies, he formed the “Bull Moose Party,” dividing the Republican Party.
Weird Facts About Republicans #4
Party of Lincoln
Republican Party is sometimes referred to as the Party of Lincoln because of the role played by the party in getting Lincoln nominated and in abolishing slavery.
Elected in 1861, Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican to be elected President of the United States.
If you’re interested, you’ll find 2 articles in the Did you Know? section about Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln the Professional Wrestler & John Wilkes Booth’s brother saving the life of Lincoln’s son.
Weird Facts About Republicans #5
The Republican Party was responsible for the push to grant women the right to vote. As well as electing the first woman to Congress was Republican Jeannette Rankin
Weird Facts About Republicans #6
90% Republican Presidents
90% of American recessions since 1953 have taken place while a Republican was president.
Weird Facts About Republicans #7
The Republican party only has 55 million registered voters compared to the Democrats’ 72 million, but the Republican party has won more presidential elections.
Weird Facts About Republicans #8
Civil Rights Act
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by a Democratic president, but actually had more favorable votes from Republicans than Democrats
Weird Facts About Republicans #9
Celebrities leaning Right
Some famous Republicans include: Adam Sandler, Heather Locklear, LL Cool J, James Earl Jones, The Rock, Caitlyn Jenner, 50 Cent & Kanye West, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Melissa Joan Hart, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Woods & Isaiah Washington.
Weird Facts About Republicans #10
17% of U.S. adults who identify with the Republican Party believe global warming is caused by human activity.
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